Aston Martin has formally announced that they will be recalling most of their lineup for defective throttle arms. In all, 689 vehicles from 2012-2013 will see an unscheduled visit to their dealership. Of that amount, only 489 are currently registered to their owners.
The affected vehicles are:
Aston Martin Virage
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Aston Martin V12 Vantage
The particular issue with the throttle arms is that they could break without warning. If they break, it could leave the driver without the ability to be able to modulate the power effectively, thus increasing the risk of both the driver and passenger(s) being involved in an accident.
The first incident concerning the broken throttle arm occurred at an Aston Martin press event that was held earlier this year in March. After the part was thoroughly examined by their own staff, it was determined that the issue was a result of the manufacturing process being done incorrectly.
The latest, and perhaps the last one for while, Aston Martin recall will have the registered owners (or their personal assistants) visiting the dealership for a complimentary replacement of the throttle pedal assemblies. Although there hasn’t been a confirmed date as to when the actual recall will commence, you may contact your local Aston Martin dealership to schedule the appointment.
Until then, you may be forced to drive one of your other vehicles…